Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Air Force has deployed dozens of nurses to hospitals throughout North Dakota and El Paso, Texas, to ease the strain on local medical personnel trying to fight the coronavirus pandemic. For those Airmen, like registered nurse Capt. Michael Robbins, it means lengthy, 12-hour-plus shifts in full protective equipment. It means caring for patients—mostly elderly—by providing everything from baths to oral care to clearing their airways. And it means dropping into an entirely new workplace, with life-or-death stakes, and quickly becoming part of an already established team.
A year after the U.S. Army awarded a contract to build a heavy-duty robot able to dispose of bombs and other explosives, the Air Force is looking for its own system—and it wants to see what’s on the market before committing to purchasing what the Army buys.
The declaration means the Marine Corps has enough mission-ready aircraft and trained Marines and pilots to deploy the F-35C onto aircraft carriers, a Marine Corps press release said.
Joint all-domain command and control is driving change throughout the Air and Space Forces. Check out our latest on the quest for greater interconnectedness across the battlefield.
The Y-20, China’s largest indigenous aircraft, needs new, more powerful engines to reach its full potential.
U.S. Southern Command is looking for new technologies that can provide long-endurance, wide-area surveillance over maritime and littoral areas and that can transition into a program of record, SOUTHCOM Commander Navy Adm. Craig Faller said Dec. 2.
Families joining troops on accompanied tours to overseas assignments could be a thing of the past in the proposed shift away from maintaining permanent bases in other nations, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley said Dec. 3.
The Air Force will have to add “shake ‘n’ bake” to its list of core values, because two enterprising Airmen acted out a hilarious scene from the beloved comedy “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” on the flight line at Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia this summer.